Town of Day, 101 years
My family tree, pp. 311-314 ff.
IOUR NAME AND YOUR COAT OF ARMS -- Priceless Gifts From History Until about 1100 A.D. most people in Europe had only one name (This is still true in some primitive countries today). As the population increased it became awkward to live in a village wherein perhaps 1/3 of the males were named John, another sizable percentage named William, and so forth. And so, to distinguish one John from another a second name was needed. There were four primary sources for these second names. They were: a man's occupation, his location, his father's name or some peculiar characteristic of his. Here are some examples. Occupation: The local house builder, food preparer, grain grinder and suit maker would be named respectively: John Car- penter, John Cook, John Miller, and John Taylor. Location: The John who, lived over the hill became know as John Overhill, the one who dwelled near a stream might be dub- bed John Brook or perhaps John Atbrook. Patronymical (father's name): Many of these surnames can be recognized by the termination-son, such as Williamson, Jackson, etc. Some endings used by other countries to indicate "son" are: Armenian - ian, Danish and Norwegian - sen, As this practice grew more popular, it be- Finnish - nen, Greek - pulos, Spanish came more and more likely that two - ez and Polish - wiecz. Prefixes denoting knights unknown to each other might be "son" are the Welsh - Ap, the Scotch & using the same insignia. To prevent this, Irish - Mac and the Norman - Fitz. The records were kept that granted the right to Irish 0' incidentally denotes grandfather. a particular pattern to a particular knight. His family also shared his right to display Characteristics: An unusually small person these arms. In some instances, these re- might be labeled Small, Short, Little or cords have been preserved and/or com- Lytle. A large man might be named Large, piled into book form. The records list the Long, Lang or Longfellow. Many persons family name and an exact description of the having characteristics of a certain animal coat-of-arms granted to that family. would be given the animal name. Ex- amples: a sly person might be named Fox, Interest in heraldry is increasing daily. a filthy person - Hogg, a good swimmer - This is especially true among peole who Fish, etc. have a measure of family pride and who resent attempts of our society to reduce In addition to needing an extra name for each individual to a series of numbers identification, one occupational group stored somewhere in a computer. In our found it necessary to go a step further. matter-of-fact day and age, a coat-of-arms The fighting man: The fighting man of the is one of the rare devices remaining that middle ages wore a metal suit of armor for can provide an incentive to preserve our protection. Since this suit of armor in- heritage. We hope you'll agree that it is cluded a helmet that completely covered much more than just a wall decoration. the head, a knight in full battle dress was unrecognizable. To prevent friend from If you are interested in a more in-depth attacking friend during the heat of battle it study of the subject of this paper, may we became necessary for each knight to suggest you contact the genealogical somehow identify himself. Many knights department of any fair sized public library. accomplished this by painting colorful We especially recommend the "Dictionary patterns on their battle shields. These of American Family Names" published by patterns were also woven into cloth sur- harper & Row and also "The Surnames of coats which were worn over a suit of armor, Scotland" available from the New York Thus was born the term "coat-of-arms". Public Library as excellent sources on the meaning of surnames. Friday, May 9, 1930, SJ: William Junemann narrowly escaped death Tuesday. Wm Junemann, town of Day, while dragging with a tractor Tuesday evening tipped backward from the seat falling between a spiked-tooth harrow. Mr. Junemann was finally able to lift the drag on his back and shoulders and extricate himself. His clothes were literally torn from his body. One of the spikes caught in his mouth tearing his lower lip and muscles of right side of jaw into shreds. A physician from Stratford was called and took him to his office where 36 stitches were taken to repair the laceration. At present Mr. Junemann is doing as well as can be expected. August 18, 1916, SJ: The class of 1916 that was confirmed last Sunday by Rev. Thom of Marshfield consisted of the following pupils: Freda Redo, Mayme Happle, Elizabeth Jaeckel, Ester Zeigler, Tony Schuster, Minnie Stewert, Louis Zimmerman, William Oertle, Herman Oertle, Henry Punswick, Eugene Schlotthour, Fred Haves, George Albrect, Rhinard Nibower, Rhinard Rink, Albert Exnee. School started in District No. 5 last Monday with Mr. Arthur Garkee of Athens as teacher. August 11, 1916, SJ: Mr. Marty, Leo Seitz, Edwin Schmid, and several others left last Sunday morning for Dakota. August 11, 1916, SJ: John Stark is seriously ill. Nancy HalbertI August 11, 1916, SJ: Victor Brausch, formerly of this community died last week in Dakota. He had been married a month. The current photographs for this book were taken by Bob Zimmerman and Patti Laessig. 1,376 hours were spent by the author on this book. 808 hours (101 8 - hour days) were paid the author through the C.E.T.A. Adult Work Experience program at $3.35 per hour. The remaining 568 hours were donated. Not included in the hours listed above were the many, many donated hours of work by the following people: Peggy Griesbach of the town of Day, Collen Angel-Berger of Marshfield, Bob Zimmerman of the town of Day, Muriel Berger of Port Edwards, Louise Doescher of the town of Eau Pleine, Rosie Holtz of Rudolph, Sue Weber of the town of McMillan, and Sharon Laessig of Marshfield. September 1, 1916, SJ: It pays for every saloon keeper at both ends too, to have full equipment license. We heard the other day that one of our Rangeline saloon keepers was found short of the wholesale license and had to count out 49 one dollar bills and one silver dollar to meet the demand of the officer. March 29, 1918, SJ: Peter Zeigler of Rozellville sold his 80 acre farm with stock and Machinery to Louis Spindler, Jr. this week.
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